COLUMBUS, OHIO, Sept. 22, 2014 – Between tours with her globe-trotting female supergroup The Four Bitchin’ Babes Columbus musician Sally Fingerett is briefly stepping out: this time as a duo in PenPals slated for Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. at Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza and Live Music.
Billed an evening of “stories, songs and mishegas” (Yiddish for craziness), PenPals is the brainchild of Fingerett and long-time-long-distance chum Larry Dean Harris, a playwright and performing storyteller in Los Angeles.
“She’s a Jewish kid from the South Side of Chicago born on Christmas Day. I’m a gay Ohio farm boy raised in the Pentecostal church,” said Harris. “We’ve been friends for over twenty years: first from 200 miles and then from 2000 miles away. It shouldn’t work, but it does.”
“We just get each other. He’s a playwright who writes and performs these wildly wonderful ‘This American Life’ kind of true stories,” Fingerett mused. “And I’m a composer who started writing essays for Columbus Monthly years ago just for fun, and suddenly I have a book.”
Humorous essays from that book, “The Mental Yentl,” (to be published this winter) will be on the menu along with songs from Fingerett’s extensive catalog (she’s released 5 solo CDs and nine recordings with the Babes).
Harris, a Toledo native-turned-Angeleno whose plays have nominated for awards from GLAAD and the New York Outer Critics Circle, will be performing true personal stories from his solo show Witness to the Bizarre.
And don’t forget the pizza. In addition to being a popular performance venue, Natalie’s was recently named one of the Top 3 Best Pizzas by Columbus Monthly.
“Storytelling is about community, bringing people together to share an experience,” Harris said. “This show will be a lot like the music and storytelling event I started in Los Angeles 3 years ago that’s still going strong.”
“And Natalie’s couldn’t be more perfect,” Fingerett chimed in. “It’s warm and intimate, a place where people come and have a great time.”
Tickets are available at www.nataliescoalfiredpizza.com. The restaurant at 5601 N. High St. in Worthington recently celebrated its second anniversary.
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Sally Fingerett is a contemporary songwriter and performer who has released five solo CDs and has contributed songs to over fifteen musical compilation recordings.
“One of the best lyricists on the singer/songwriter circuit” The Chicago Tribune
“What is Sally Fingerett about? Intelligent, lyrical songs, nimble fingered guitar and piano stylings and a lilting voice that skips down the path of lovely melodies." Performing Songwriter Magazine
Sally Fingerett is one of the original founding members of the national touring musical comedy theatre group THE FOUR BITCHIN’ BABES, she appears on all nine cast recordings spanning over twenty four years.
Sally Fingerett is an award winning songwriter. Her song “Home Is Where the Heart Is” has been recorded by the legendary folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary. Many GLBT choirs throughout the US have added this song of compassion to their repertoires. As a commercial composer, Sally has written music for radio and TV, in addition to commissioned works for theatres and philanthropic galas.
Sally Fingerett is a published author whose work can be found in magazines, journals and books like, Life’s a Stitch, a Random House collection of contemporary women’s humor, with Gloria Steinem, Erma Bombeck, and the late Molly Ivins. Also, in a brand new comedy essay compilation, Not Your Mother’s Book . . . On Home Improvement by Publishing Syndicate, owned by the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series writers.